Homemade AT-AT loft bed

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26 Responses to “Homemade AT-AT loft bed”

  1. Takuan says:

    can’t sleep, stormtroopers will eat me..

  2. anansi133 says:

    …Thus demonstrating the evolutionary reason that it’s hard for a nerd to get a date. See what happens when they breed?

  3. Anonymous says:

    You know, this seems really cool, as long as you aren’t the person who has to make that bed. My kids have a normal bunk bed and I’m the one who washes the sheets every weekend. Even though that’s pretty much the only time the bed gets completely made, it’s enough of a PITA for me to swear off bunk beds for ever. (Or is it forever?)

  4. Jack Daniel says:

    Man…and my parents wouldn’t even get me that racecar bed.

  5. cinemajay says:

    I find your lack of Star Wars twin size bedsheets disturbing.

  6. Fee says:

    It’s Ok, Cory, don’t despair. This is a great project, but as other posters have mentioned, providing something as detailed and as permanent as this could prove to be an eventual millstone.

    The greatest success I had with making stuff for my children, was a conversion of a huge cardboard freezer deivery box into a house/shop. I am indebted to Rosemary Leach for the information that if you paint cardboard with emulsion or gloss paint, it becomes a lot more durable. It can also be papier mached and become a *lot* stronger as a result. Children love playing shops and clever design can give you something that will convert from the bar in star wars to red riding hood’s granny’s house to the corner sweet shop.

    In terms of giving your child the chance to use their imagination, less is definitely more.

  7. yurei says:

    This is a tragedy waiting to happen; you just know that someone’s going to toss a grenade up through that trapdoor.

  8. Agit says:

    I wonder if he was talking about THE City Museum in St. Louis in the intro fly-by text?

    If so way cool, that is one of my favorite places, and I used to frequent it a bit when I lived in St. Louis..

    http://www.citymuseum.org/

    The guy who owns it/creates there is a true Master Maker.

  9. funkadelic73 says:

    All that attention to detail by dad, and the kid had to screw it up by pairing the Vader costume with Mace Windu’s lightsabre. THE HORROR.

    :)

  10. Brainspore says:

    No one has yet pointed out that that is an Imperial Walker and not an AT-AT? Shame on you fanboys!

    An Imperial Walker IS an AT-AT, you silly goose.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I give it 3 months before the kid accidentally rips the head off going up that ladder.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Apparently my dad never loved me.

  13. bunkbedreviews says:

    Ah, the inspiration of the city museum! Nice bed, but these imperial beasts used to make me SOIL MY PANTS at night! http://bunkbedskidsfurniture.com/blog/star-wars-at-at-imperial-walker-bunk-bed/

  14. Vengefultacos says:

    You know my fear would be, I’d spend all of that time crafting it for the kid, and the result would be… “Star Wars? Laaaaame! I wanna Harry Potter bed!”

    My other fear would be that he’d still have and be using his bed in his 30′s, down in the basement…

  15. flytch says:

    now that’s cool :) great work dad!!!!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to see what happens when lil Bubba brings his first girlfriend home.

  17. prunk says:

    thanks Brainspore, I didn’t want to have to be the nerd that pointed out the nuances of the Imperial
    transport systems naming schemes.

    I had a double-decker bed in university. The bed was on the top and all the clothes hung underneath it. Along with my dresser and storage bin and computer desk and sound system…. those rooms were small. I could definitely have used a trap door or two.

  18. MarkM says:

    Tragically and coincidentally, his child, too, was severely burned in the lava pits of Mustafar and equipped with a cybernetic breathing apparatus at an Imperial rehabilitation center.

  19. Egypt Urnash says:

    The photos at the end of the kid in a Darth Vader costume in front of it are awesome.

    Next step: painting the kid’s room the steely blue of Hoth skies. *grin*

  20. Brainspore says:

    I’d be more worried about the family cat bringing the thing down by running between the legs while trailing a ball of string.

  21. phillamb168 says:

    That last still w/ mini-Vader going through the “Escape Hatch” was quite teh awesome.

  22. RedShirt77 says:

    That tauntaun bag is both incredibly awesome and disturbing at the same time.

    The bed is awesome but that dad needs to get his son a darth vader light saber to make the outfit complete.

  23. Anonymous says:

    No one has yet pointed out that that is an Imperial Walker and not an AT-AT? Shame on you fanboys!

  24. Anonymous says:

    VERY cool! But it doesn’t look good for the father.
    Judging by the bed spread, he may be building an Optimus Prime bed soon.

  25. SweetCuppinCakes says:

    Nice. But “Transformers” bed spread? RUINED!!

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